Maybe it's because I used to live in Idaho but I love a good potato. Now, cut it into a stick and fry it up...that's even better! Yes, I'm talking about the french fry. (Nothing french about it though- they're actually called "french" because of the style of the cut.)
I know some french fries aren't the healthiest of items, especially when you eat them at specific restaurants. Take McDonalds for instance...they have graciously listed the ingredients of their french fries (which you would think should look something like this: Potatoes. BUT instead looks something like this:
"French Fries: Potatoes, vegetable oil (canola oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, natural beef flavor [wheat and milk derivatives]*, citric acid [preservative]), dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate (maintain color), salt. Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to
preserve freshness). Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent.
CONTAINS: WHEAT AND MILK. *(Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients)"
YIKES! I know I have shared this before but it still kills me. Why do they need all those extra things? Now on the opposite end take In N Out - which when you walk in their doors, your french fries are still in the form potatoes!
Alright, enough about restaurant french fries. Let's make some at home!
French fries are a lot easier than they look. And you really don't need a special french fry making tool or anything. It could help but it's not necessary. In fact, when I made my fries I used a regular ol' knife. :) There's 2 different options on HOW to cook them below. One way allows you to make them simultaneously with my hamburger buns. They can cook side by side in the oven. Then once you decide how you want to cook them there's HOW you want to season them.
Choose your own adventure folks and enjoy!
Oven Baked Fries
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free)- they're just potatoes and oil basically;)
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